Monetary Disclosure

Hey!

So, running websites isn’t free and I need money to keep the lights on here at Sass and Clacks. In the spirit of honesty, I want to make you all aware that this website does, in some cases, receive money or payments in kind in return for reviews, sponsored post, or other such content.

As a blogger, I have to follow the ASA guidelines when taking any kind of payment, including gifts, on this blog. Plus, it’s just the right thing to do. Disclosing any monetary or physical gains is about honesty and trust, and respect for my readers.

Sometimes, I may be lucky enough to receive a gifted product, or be invited to events as a blogger. If I write about these, they will be fully disclosed at the start of the post, including the extent of what I was gifted. Again, this applies to my social media channels too. I may, from time to time, feature negative reviews if I’ve had a bad experience with a brand or product. If I don’t get on with something I’ve received from someone, you’ll know.

Any brand relationships will be disclosed in blog headings, in the post, and in any social media posts. If I’ve received something from a brand, whether it’s in return for a post or not, you’ll know as soon as you see the post.

I will only recommend products and work with brands that work for you. I won’t accept money in return for positive reviews.

A Guide To Blog Heading/Social Media Disclosures

[Gifted]

I’ve received a product or was invited to an event with no obligation of covering said product or event. I retain full control over the content, when it’s published, and the brand is not involved in this decision in any way.

[AD]

I’ve received a product or was invited to an event in return for providing a review. The brand I’m working with has had some control over the content.

Sponsored posts will also be marked as [AD] for the sake of clarity.

The nature of my relationship with the brand will always be disclosed at the beginning of every post, so it’s clear if I’ve received anything in return.

Posts that are solely created for the inclusion of affiliate links will also be marked as [AD].

Please note: I do not accept pre-written content.

Affiliate Links

Affiliate links will be disclosed at the start of every post they’re used in, and will be followed with *, so you know that they’re there!

Affiliate links are a funky way of helping me make money towards my hosting, domain renewals, and bills at no extra cost to you. For each purchase you make through the marked links on my websites, I earn a bit of commission which helps me keep the lights on.

I will only use affiliate links where they are appropriate and topical, and will only link to products that I have tried and tested myself, or products that are reliably confirmed to be of good quality. I’m not in the business of lying to make a quick buck, and I’m not about to claim something works where it doesn’t.

Awin

Emma Ayres uses Awin, an affiliate marketing platform, to connect her with brands that use affiliate marketing. Under Awin, Emma Ayres is partnered with the following brands:

  • Etsy

This means that she will earn commission from qualifying purchases made through affiliate links to these brands.

FM Heels

Emma Ayres is an affiliate for FM Heels, and as such may earn commission from qualifying purchases made through her affiliate links to www.fmheels.co.uk.

Grrrl Clothing

Emma Ayres is an affiliate for Grrrl Clothing, and as such may earn commission from qualifying purchases made through her affiliate links to www.grrrl.com.

LoveCrafts

Emma Ayres is an affiliate for LoveCrafts, and may earn commission from qualifying purchases made through her affiliate links to www.lovecrafts.com.

LovePoleKisses

Emma Ayres is an affiliate for LoveCrafts, and may earn commission from qualifying purchases made through her affiliate links to www.lovepolekisses.com.

X-Pole

Emma Ayres is an affiliate for X-Pole, and may earn commission from qualifying purchases made through her affiliate links to www.x-pole.co.uk.

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